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 November 26, 2015  
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The Effingham County Tax Commissioner's office ( has mailed the tax bills out for 2015. 
For questions regarding the tax bill, amount due, or other questions related to billing, please call the Tax Commissioner's office at
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As of March 5, 2012 the Tax Assessors Office can no longer accept tax returns, appeals, or appeal waivers by fax or email.  We will continue to accept returns, appeals, and appeal waivers by US Postal service, or in person at our office.

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Conservation Use Assessment - Thursday, February 21, 2013
There have been some new law changes to the Conservation Use Assessment program. read more ...

Forest Land Protection Act - Thursday, February 21, 2013
If you have more than 200 contiguous acres you may be eligible for additional exemptions through the Land Protection Act. read more ...

Do you disagree with your Fair Market Value? - Thursday, February 21, 2013
Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with their current fair market value has the opportunity to file a property tax return between January 1 and  April 1. read more ...


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The Appeal Administrator will be sending appointment notices for appeals that are to go before the Board of Equalization. If you decide to waive your appeal and not go before the Board of Equalization, please complete the Appeal Waiver form and submit it in person, or by US Mail, to the office of the Tax Assessor.  We cannot accept waivers by email or fax. For questions regarding the appeal waiver form, please call (912) 754-2125.


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Did you file for Homestead??
Property owners can apply for homestead exemption year round; however, the application must be filed by April 1, 2015 to be applied for the 2015 digest year. Any applications received after that date will be applied to 2016. The taxpayer must own the land and building and live on the property on January 1, 2015 to meet the requirements for filing for homestead exemption and claiming for the current year. Only one homestead exemption may be granted for on immediate family group. Annual applications are not required. Homeowners over the age of 62 may qualify for additional exemptions.
2015 Homestead Information
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Homestead Exemption Application

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What We Do

     It is the responsibility of the Board of Tax Assessors to make sure that all personal property and all real property have been returned for taxation at the proper valuation. 

    It is the duty of the county appraisal staff to:

  • make appraisals of the fair market value of all taxable property;
  • maintain tax records and maps for the county;
  • prepare annual assessments of taxable property;
  • mail assessment notices;
  • inspect mobile homes to determine if the proper decal is displayed; and
  • provide information to the Georgia Department of Revenue as requested.

The Board of Tax Assessors meet the first Monday of every month
(Canceled or Postponed meetings will be published 24 hours before the scheduled meeting)

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The Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors will meet Monday, December 7, 2015 at 4:30 P.M. The meeting will be located at the Administrative Complex, located at 601 North Laurel St., Springfield, GA. 31329.

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Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors
901 N. Pine St. Suite 106
Springfield, GA 31329

Send Correspondence to: 
901 N. Pine St. Suite 106
Springfield, GA 31329

 Phone: 912-754-2125
 Fax: 912-754-9506

Office Hours:
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM 
Closed on Government Holidays.              

Board of Tax Assessors
Tim Mathews, Chairman
Larry Green, Vice-Chairman
Bonny L. Gnann
Lowell Morgan
Loyd Trimm
 Chief Appraiser 
Janis Z. Bevill  
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